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Old 22 November 2014, 11:28   #1
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Super Retro TRIO Console - (HARDWARE REVIEW)

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Moving on from the Amstrad's, the C64's and the ZX Spectrum, today we are going to look at a rather cool retro based console sent to us by funstock.co.uk, who previously sent us the Commodore 64 : A visual Commpendium. This is the Super Retro TRIO developed by Retro-Bit; an impressive looking (NES / SNES / Genesis/Megadrive - 3 in 1 System ), that can play those old console games without actually switching consoles.
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Old 22 November 2014, 18:26   #2
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Teardown w/pics here: http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthr...-apart-the-SR3

yea, its pretty cheap on the inside too.
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Old 22 November 2014, 18:30   #3
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Old 22 November 2014, 23:00   #4
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Cheap & nasty FPGA emulation I suspect.
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Old 23 November 2014, 03:19   #5
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It isn't emulation, it is a 'clone' machine... that means a 'low cost' implementation of the proper hardware for each machine with custom ASICs.

Neil, I wonder if your SNES ram is out of spec like some others have mentioned. You should do a Teardown! C'mon its only 6 screws, what do you need a warranty for anyway?
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Old 23 November 2014, 12:54   #6
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The new Retron 5 from RetroLink is supposed to be the way to go if you're into this kind of stuff. It seems to run everything you chuck at it.
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It isn't emulation, it is a 'clone' machine... that means a 'low cost' implementation of the proper hardware for each machine with custom ASICs.
Of course it's emulation. Hardware emulation in this case. Don't know about this machine, but the RetroN 5 is software emulation too. It's dumps the inserted game cartridge as a rom and starts then the emulator.
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Retron5 is just your favourite emulator (probably literally as the code is thought to be stolen) made more difficult by having to source the actual cartridges.
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Of course it's emulation. Hardware emulation
I don't think thats what anyone was talking about, its not what i meant... by that rationale any hardware / ASIC revision becomes emulation. When comparing to something like a retron5 it seems a little harsh and mean toward not only the retro trio, but also the bulk of real classic consoles and computers out there... clever though.
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It's just some tiny company, forget it.
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Old 29 November 2014, 19:01   #11
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I think NES part was just skipped to cut down costs, lazy "company" with one small and one big chinese dudes.
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Old 30 November 2014, 00:21   #12
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@Neil79, stop the excuses and get your telly fixed, lol
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Old 30 November 2014, 01:45   #13
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Shut it you

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It was funstock who cut us out, not retro-bit.
If that's true then I will never buy from FunStock.
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I would never buy any of these crappy hardware emu consoles anyway. Only the real deal here on CRT TVs.
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and yes it is true

I put an update in the article as a note to everyone else
That's not the way to run a business like that in my opinion. If you had problems with it they should have worked with you to iron them out with you updating your review as necessary. If the problems persisted then the review sticks.
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